MediaMaker 2012: Marcia Jarmel & Ken Schneider
Bloggers, Tweeters, and Facebook users around the world are jailed for their pro-democracy activism, yet barely half the eligible voters in the U.S. cast a ballot in our last presidential election. Yet, online in America, a different story appears to be unfolding, as cell phones, laptops, and an ever-expanding social media toolkit shift the power dynamic between citizens, media, and politicians. Through the stories of ground level activists, American Spring asks: are the 21st century technologies transforming American democracy? Veteran documentary editor, Ken Schneider, is co-directing and co-producing American Spring.